Wizard CNC Kit

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Re: Wizard CNC Kit

Post by tcason » Fri Jun 03, 2016 9:23 am

The posted videos are very inspiring - boat looks like it sails like a dream!



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Re: Wizard CNC Kit

Post by Woods Designs » Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:48 am

It does indeed, or at least ours did. We came 4th in the European multihull championships in ours, despite being the shortest boat, the others were 26ft long. In one race we went round the windward mark just behind Reg White who was sailing an open deck 26ft carbon rigged catamaran. He told us "slow down" which we took as a compliment. Reg won an Olympic gold medal, several Little Americas Cups and many world championships.

As I said when I introduced the Wizard design. "22ft long, sleeps 5 in three cabins, standing headroom, easily trailed, 15 knots under sail". Time has proved me right

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Re: Wizard CNC Kit

Post by jacquesmm » Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:17 pm

OK, it's done. I created the 3D model and extracted panels.
It's a lot of plywood!
Just for the two hulls, we need 8 sheets plus the deck, plus the bulkheads, plus the beams, appendages etc.
We can supply the hull panels with puzzle joints and holes pre-drilled for stitches (easy alignment).
Total cost for the plywood kit US shipping included will be around $ 4,350.00.
Note that the cutting fee is less than $ 1,000.00, the cost is all in the plywood.

I am exchanging emails with Richard to discuss details for the stitch and glue version and fine tune that quote later.

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Re: Wizard CNC Kit

Post by htom » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:28 am

A stitch and glue version would be great!
I think this will lower build time even more.

I have some thoughts around the trailer:
The CNC kit allows the dimensions of each boat built to have the same dimensions.
Is it possible to get enough detailed specifications to have the trailer built and be 100% sure it will work the 1st time?

Or even better, is it possible to identify a trailer builder that will build to Richards specifications. This way a trailer can be ordered and will be up to Richard's standards.

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Re: Wizard CNC Kit

Post by Woods Designs » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:45 pm

I do supply a basic trailer drawing for the Wizard. (Jacques has a copy) However some details will vary according to local laws so it can only be used as a guide. Usually a standard base works and all you need is add the gantry supports. So any fabricator can make those and fit them to your trailer base. That is what I have done myself.

The problem with Jacques specifying a Florida based manufacturer is obviously the shipping cost if you live outside his area.

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